We often feel that the Lord’s delays in answering our prayers indicate that he doesn’t care all that much. How can understanding this story help to diminish those feelings? What have you discovered about the Lord during times of crisis and pain that you probably wouldn’t have
learned if your life had been problem free? What do you think he is revealing to you about himself in the midst of our current situation?
Even though Jesus knew he would soon turn Martha’s and Mary’s grief into joy by raising Lazarus, what does the fact that Jesus was still deeply troubled and wept tell us about his response to us in our present crisis – even though he knows (and we should know too) that
one day we will be in his presence experiencing fullness of joy?
On this Easter Sunday, can you honestly say that you really believe that Jesus is the resurrection and the life? If you can’t, what do you think is keeping you from believing that? If you can, what impact does that reality have on how you are handling the Covid19 pandemic?
Worship Section at 40:03-
– Matthew 27:22-54